In North Devon we look after over 8000 acres of land, 101 miles of footpath and 50 miles of coastline. This includes some of the highest sea cliffs in the UK on Exmoor, the rolling hills and sand dunes of Woolacombe and the lesser known grasslands, cliffs and deserted beaches of the Hartland peninsula.
Watersmeet shop and tearooms: Watersmeet shop and tearooms occupies a 19th century fishing lodge close to where the East Lyn and Hoar Oak Water meet. The valley is a haven for wildlife including: Red Deer, Otters, Grey Wagtails and the best Salmon river in England.
The tearooms are open 9:00-17:00 every day Easter – October half term and then on weekends from October half term ‘till New year 11:00-15:00 (not Christmas day).
Heddon Valley Shop and car park: A wooded, steep sided valley bordered by moorland, famous for the rare High Brown Fritillary Butterflies that are found here in abundance in early Summer. Shop Open 10:30am – 17:00pm every day from March – October. Car park open all year, members park free.
Mortehoe and Woolacombe:
Baggy Point: A headland jutting out to sea with great views out to Lundy. Car park: Open all year round, prices vary, National Trust Members park free.
Morte Point: Over 100 species of bird have been spotted at Morte as well as many seals, a great place to walk and enjoy views of Woolacombe beach.
Hartland and Bideford bay:
Brownsham: From Brownsham you can access the South West Coast Path or explore the rare culm grasslands, there is also a tenanted tearooms close to the car park (opening times vary) Car park at Brownsham open all year round.
Dunsland: Once the location of Dunsland House, which burnt down in 1967. The surrounding parklands still remain and contain many ancient trees, an orchard and the kitchen gardens and stables of the old house.
We also have an array of accommodation across North Devon from cliff top lighthouses to remote ‘back to basics’ bothies, visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/holidays for more information and to book.